Easy on Your Back and Knees!
February 24, 2015
Really works well even in cold weather down in Myrtle Beach this February of 2015! So glad I changed it out on my Odyssey putter. I have a right knee problem, so bending down is difficult for me to do. The suction cup works well when you give it a good push using a hand on top of the putter head when inverted and another on the shaft. Never dropped the ball using this method. Integral cup on the end of grip did not interfere with my putting stroke. Had an older cheap slip-on hard rubber ball pick-up cup which extended 2 inches and became distorted when slipping over the end of a putter grip. Never worked well and interfered with my putting stroke so I removed it after using it for one round.
The oversize Neverbend is the way to go as the grip itself is very nice and quiets the hands a bit and the cup is softer and does not get distorted when installed properly. When installing, make sure you place a dowel or something long to determine the actual depth inside the grip and then compare that to the bare putter shaft. This will prevent you from pulling down the grip to far on the putter shaft and possibly distorting the suction cup end. Rock Bottom had the best price on these!
Pros:Saved my golf game as I no longer overstress my right knee by having to bend down for the ball in the cup. Unfortunately I'm a candidate for knee surgery, so anything I can do to extend replacement knee surgery is a bonus in my opinion. This grip will keep me playing through 2015 and longer provided I do my part.
I've already bought another for an older golfer friend as a gift and recommend it to anyone with limited flexibility.
Cons:Make sure that your bag, if it contains a putter well will accomodate the slightly fatter putter grip. My Ping pioneer bag handles it fine.